Research Papers: Content and Organization

International Journal of Research (IJR) requires you to write an abstract of the paper to help readers know about your paper before they read. You should take special care inn writing a good abstract and make sure that and the abstract accurately indicates the content of the paper.

 Writing a good paper is both science and art. You must work in a systematic and scientific manner to write the research paper and at the same time you need to apply the art of the content organization in the paper while writing.

Think before you start writing. Give a suitable title to the paper you are writing and after completion of the paper you do need to change the title of the paper to reflect the true sense or the central idea of the research paper. The title should be able to express accurately and concisely reflect the content of the paper.

Make sure that you include the name of the authors who have contributed in the paper. Ensure that the listed authors have contributed in the true sense of the term and they should be aware about the whole content, even though someone has written a part of the paper.

The introduction of the paper must convey a clear, identifiable and sufficient context of the study or the paper intents to educate or enhance the knowledge of the readers.  The introduction should make clear what gap the current research is intended to fill and how it is going to help in deciding the future course of action. The introduction should explicitly indicate the objectives, hypotheses, or research questions that the paper is dealing with.

The paper should contain sections in the paper which describes the research method adopted for the particular study. And it should also give sufficient information to replicate the research methodology like what are the benefits and what are the loopholes in the methods or tools used.  Make sure that your methods of research section provide sufficient information to evaluate the research. In the methods section, ensure that the sources of equipment, organisms, reagents, etc. are adequately identified and listed. In case of use of humans or animals, then the research paper should indicate the appropriate approvals from competent authorities.

Ensure that the research paper is presented in the logical manner. Detailed discussion and analysis of the facts and figures must be presented with adequate figures, charts, tables and diagrams. Ensure that the results are presented in the appropriate details. Make sure that you use appropriate statistical methods used while analyzing and presenting your research.

In the discussion section make sure that you address the questions or hypotheses posed in the introduction adequately.  Make sure to present a discussion in sufficient context of the study. Make sure that you do an appropriate discussion to address the strengths and weaknesses of the research.

Finally, you should present the conclusions and recommendations regarding the research results. You should also discuss the future prospects of your research and study to guide fellow researchers engaged or interested in that field of study.

This article is contributed by Shashikant Nishant Sharma